Local Council Finance for Officers


This session is designed to give practitioners a greater understanding of their duties with regard to the council’s finances.

Session overview:

This session is designed to give practitioners a greater understanding of their duties with regard to the council’s finances. Topics include legislation and the national Governance and Accountability Guidance, banking and accounting, VAT, preparing for end-of year, working with your internal auditor and further support.

Session benefits:

  • By the end of Local Council Finance you will:
  • Understand the council's and the RFO's duties regarding financial management
  • Be aware of relevant legislation and sources of guidance
  • Know how VAT law applies to your council
  • Understand how the council's accounts are prepared and audited
  • Recognise the importance of internal controls 

Session leader:

Steve Parkinson.

In-house training:

Local Council Finance can be provided in-house, which is a cost-effective approach if you have a number of people who require training. You choose where and when you want our trainers to deliver. We will also tailor the course content to suit your precise organisation needs.
To find out more about LCPD in-house training, please see our In-House Training webpage or to speak us about your particular requirements please contact Sue Ramage.

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Remaining Places: 16 out of 16

Start Date: 04 July 2019 10.00-15.00

Location:Headley Road Woodley Reading Berkshire  UK RG5 4JZ

Remaining Places: 15 out of 16

Start Date: 12 November 2019 10.00-15.00

Location:Winchester Racquets & Fitness Club, Bereweeke Close Winchester Hampshire SO22 6AN

Suitable Audience: Officers that have financial matters as part of their role and other officers with an interest in finance.

Member Price: £95

Non-Member: £133

Balc Price: £106.87